Monthly Archives: November 2011

Christmas it is a coming……

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HI there…are you ready?? Ready for Christmas that is….its a coming! Can’t believe tomorrow is already the 1st. The design team was lucky enough to get to play with these adorable kits. It was so easy to put a little something something together! I used the bingo card as my base…and fussy cut my frosty the snowman to use as my main image. I made a little banner for him to hold (from Family Fun Marshall Matthew paper)….embellished it with gold tinsel and red vintage buttons. I added the vintage postal piece behind him with some stitching. Added the crepe paper (I heart it) and a little mistletoe embelly. I also added some stitched red crepe paper for a ruffle at the bottom and some polka dot ribbon I had and I was done! This would make a cute hostess gift for someone this Christmas season…or to cheer up a spot in your own home! Hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays! cherry

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Let the Decorating begin

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It’s that time! Time to break out the Christmas decorations.  I’m just getting started, but a really love it  when I have a few “new” things to get me excited about getting the house ready for the holidays.  I always have my favorite Christmas things,  that get put out each year, but having a few new things is always  fun and inspiring.  I was so excited to get my “Classic Vintage Christmas  Kit” goodies in the mail the other day. “yippee”    I dug around in them like a kid in a candy store.    I couldn’t wait to create something fun with them to start my holiday decorating for this year.

So… I now have a cheery Christmas swag for my kitchen!

Along with the bingo cards, I used pieces of the vintage sheet music, the parcel post sticker and a beautiful vintage card, that came in the kit.


The paper doily , vintage tickets and glittered felt, were also from the kit.

I used some bells, and bits of rick rack and ribbon I had in my supplies here in my room, but there is something about using actual vintage treasures like the ones in the kit, that is just extra special.  I  totally enjoyed making this.  I enjoyed the process.. now I get to enjoy having it hang in my kitchen for the holidays. yay!

Now that I’ve shared my project, I thought I’d share a photo with you. A photo of my basket filled with some of  my collection of Shiny brites.

Do you collect any particular Christmas things?


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What is the stories of those people?

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Have you ever seen vintage photos and wondered what the stories are of all those people on the photo? Like this one is from my grand aunts’ school and sometimes I wonder about the stories of all those people later on, especially in those times to follow in Europe.


I used the packaging paper of the wonderful  “Family Fun Paper Kit” and the Dimestore Vogue banner.

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Christmas Candy Boxes

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Do you remember Christmas Candy boxes? Victorians were the first to introduce the concept of party favors, and candy boxes are derived from that introduction. Often, in the 40s and 50s, these Christmas Candy boxes were used as a form of advertising. This particular one was distributed by a bank-customers could store loose change in the box or candies, then hang from the tree.

These little Christmas boxes are reminiscent of the Christmas ones from the past. They are even accented with authentic vintage!

The boxes were created using the Family Fun Meghan Kay paper, and the AccuCut Mini Cupcake Box die. The AccuCut die cuts these so quickly, and they are so easy to assemble, you can make boxes for everyone on your Christmas list! And, they are so fun to decorate! These are trimmed in vintage book paper, vintage Christmas seals and vintage holly ( all found in the store) and touches of glitter.

The back of the inside of the box is lined with the red foil Paper Sheet from Party Games Paper Sheets and Tags to add extra sparkle. Then, fill with treats!

Interested in making these for Christmas?  We have the recipe in our recipe card section-simply click on the image below.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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With our Thanksgiving just passed (Canadian) and the American one coming up, I thought I’d share a little layout I did for our fridge. I hung it at the kids level so they could see how much they mean to me.

It was so simple, quick & easy. I started out with on of the Family Fun papers, cut it into a 6×12 landscape. I find a place to use the Tinted Tape on everything, in this case the numbers one. (My fave!!!)

Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday, I know I am blessed and very Thankful for my life, my husband, my dear kids, our friends and the chance to get to know you!


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